The National Center is proud to announce that on October 23, 2013, at its Reservation Economic Summit Arizona (RES Arizona), an opportunity it facilitated between Navajo Nation owned NOVA Corporation (NOVA) and Apple Incorporated (Apple), came to fruition and NOVA became the reseller of Apple products in Indian Country. NOVA is a member of the NCAIED’s National Resource Council.
NOVA Corporation CEO, John Snider, made the announcement during RES Arizona’s opening ceremony. Mr. Snider said, “It is an honor to take on this reselling opportunity for Apple. With NOVA’s background as a premier integrator, we can offer a complete solution to the customer. We look forward to the positive impact this deal will have on Indian Country and the Navajo Nation. This opportunity aligns with our company’s commitment to provide high-end IT services and represent the tribe in the IT industry.”
NCAIED President and CEO, Gary Davis, had this to say regarding the Apple/NOVA relationship facilitated by the NCAIED, “We are very excited to have facilitated this powerful business relationship between NOVA and Apple. I believe it speaks volumes about the NCAIED’s capabilities to strategically facilitate business development opportunities and advance the economy of Indian Country. There are so many great opportunities out there for Indian Country to participate in, that have yet to be explored and synergized. The NCAIED will continue to work to identify those opportunities and bring them to the attention of the Tribal enterprises and American Indian businesses we work closely with.”
NOVA Corporation is an information technology company owned by the Navajo Nation and the relationship was officially announced by NOVA on October 23, 2013. The agreement allows NOVA to become the only wholly-owned tribal reseller with a focus on Indian Country. Among other things, the multi-faceted deal will allow Apple the opportunity to provide an array of specialized technology training sessions to various Native American tribes. NOVA Corporation has corporate offices in Window Rock, AZ, Albuquerque, NM, Chambersburg, Pa., and Columbia, Md.
National RES Las Vegas 2014 is coming up at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas! Save The Date: March 17th – 20th, 2014. The 28th Annual National Reservation Economic Summit in Las Vegas will feature respected tribal leaders, state, and local elected officials and top CEO’s, networking, teaming opportunities, business development sessions, the largest American Indian Trade Show and an American Indian Procurement expo as well as special forums to help grow opportunities for your business and much more. REGISTER at: www.ncaied.org